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International Scholarship Program

The Yanai Tadashi Foundation supports aspiring and passionate students to acquire advanced knowledge on a global level. At the same time, it fosters community connecting the scholars to each other intellectually, encouraging them to utilize and enhance their talents.

We hope that Yanai Tadashi Foundation scholars will lead various fields of society with a sense of mission in the future and take action with us to realize a better society and pass it on to the next generation.

Scholarship Overview

Benefits
【US】
The scholarship is worth up to US$70,000 per recipient per year, including a support grant of up to US$15,000. It will cover tuition, insurance, room and board, and other expenses required for attendance.
【UK】
The scholarship is worth up to £ 50,000 per recipient per year, including rent up to £10,000 and a support grant of up to £ 11,000. It will cover tuition, insurance, room and board, and other expenses required for attendance.
Duration
【US】
Four years of bachelor’s degree study
【UK】
Three years of bachelor’s degree study
Eligible college/ university
The top 30 (or so) colleges/universities in the US and comparable UK universities.
Number of recipients
About 20 people a year
Open application period
From mid-January to early February every year
Eligibility requirements
  1. Applicants must be able to use international insights to lead the way in their selected fields and help develop Japanese society.
  2. Applicants must be Japanese citizens throughout the enrollment period and preferably Japanese residents at the time of application.
  3. Applicants preferably will not receive any other Japan-based scholarship grants. However, scholarships with repayment obligations in Japan and abroad, non-Japanese scholarships, and non-tuition/living expense grants such as research grants, entrepreneurship funds, temporary grants from the government, etc., can be combined with the Yanai Tadashi Scholarship.
  4. Applicants must agree to receive this scholarship for 4 years (3 years in the UK).
  5. Applicants will preferably cooperate in public relations activities, community building, etc.

※Please see the latest guidelines for applications for details of above requirements and other criteria.

How to apply
Please see the latest guidelines for applicants.
【米国】公益財団法人柳井正財団海外奨学金プログラム応募要項(2020年9月入学者向け)
【英国】公益財団法人柳井正財団海外奨学金プログラム応募要項(2020年9月入学者向け)
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Partner for this program

HLAB,Inc.

Past scholarship winners

Enrolled in September 2017

Number of winners
26 applicants (7 male and 19 female applicants)
(19 applied from high schools in Japan, 7 from high schools outside of it)
Enrolled at
Barnard College, Bowdoin College, Brown University, Carleton College, Columbia University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Hamilton College, Harvard University Harvey Mudd College, Middlebury College, Minerva Schools, New York University, Northwestern University, Princeton University, Stanford University, University of California Santa Barbara, University of California Los Angeles, University of Chicago, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, University of Pennsylvania, Vassar College, Wellesley College, Wesleyan University, Yale University

Enrolled in September 2018

Number of winners
18 applicants (8 male and 10 female applicants)
(13 applied from high schools in Japan, 5 from high schools outside of it)
Enrolled at
Brown University, Carleton College, Columbia University, Grinnell College,
Hamilton College, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, Middlebury College, Princeton University, Smith College, Stanford University, Swarthmore College,
Tufts University, University of California Berkeley, University of California San Diego,
Wesleyan University, Yale University

Enrolled in September 2019

Number of winners
18 applicants (8 male and 10 female applicants)
(11 applied from high schools in Japan, 7 from high schools outside of it)
Enrolled at
Brown University, California Polytechnic State University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Georgia Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Pomona College, Smith College, University of California Berkeley, University of California Los Angeles, University of Chicago, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, University of Washington

International scholarship program events

Please come back to check for upcoming international scholarship orientation and other events.

Ryugaku Caravan

Yanai Tadashi Foundation supports the activities of the Ryugaku Caravan a non-profit organization and its Global na Manabi no Community Ryugaku Fellowship. The Ryugaku Caravan tours schools and local governments across Japan, with a focus on regions with less information about and access to study abroad in order to promote awareness on and encourage study abroad by Japanese students. Information on the Ryugaku Caravan tour will also be posted here when available.